In play, no out (96.4 mph sinker)
Jose Altuve doubles (2) on a sharp line drive to left fielder Kyle Schwarber.
In play, run(s) (82.2 mph curveball)
Jeremy Pena doubles (5) on a sharp ground ball to left fielder Kyle Schwarber. Jose Altuve scores.
Houston Astros 1 - Philadelphia Phillies 0
Well... thats not ideal.
Foul (96.8 mph four-seam fastball)In play, run(s) (92.9 mph slider)
Yordan Alvarez doubles (3) on a fly ball to shortstop Edmundo Sosa. Jeremy Pena scores.
Houston Astros 2 - Philadelphia Phillies 0
What is happening? They are swinging at everything and connecting well with almost all of it
It's like they know what's coming
Swinging strike (91.1 mph slider)Ball (95.7 mph sinker)In play, out(s) (96.1 mph sinker)
Alex Bregman grounds out, shortstop Edmundo Sosa to first baseman Rhys Hoskins.
That was my immediate consideration, but with pitch comm theres no way they are stealing signs. Could he be tipping? Or is its just their game plan working really well?
Well that is not how I hoped it would start.
All the balls in play came on pitches in the middle of the zone.
Ball (92.6 mph slider)Foul (82.2 mph curveball)Ball (92.5 mph slider)Ball (95.3 mph four-seam fastball)In play, out(s) (82.5 mph curveball)
Kyle Tucker flies out to center fielder Matt Vierling. Yordan Alvarez to 3rd.
Called strike (91.2 mph slider)In play, run(s) (91.7 mph slider)
Yuli Gurriel reaches on a ground ball to shortstop Edmundo Sosa. Official Scorer ruling pending. Yordan Alvarez scores.
Houston Astros 3 - Philadelphia Phillies 0
We cant afford to give them extra outs.
Game 2s are our kryptonite, except for the one in St Louis
Guess this is what they brought Nick Nelson back for
(But it's never over with this team. Maybe this is Wheeler's Tom Glavine type first inning).
Mound visit.Ball (95.7 mph sinker)Ball (91.5 mph slider)Called strike (92.4 mph slider)Pickoff Attempt 1BFoul (96.6 mph four-seam fastball)Swinging strike (94.5 mph sinker)
Aledmys Diaz strikes out swinging.
That third run is a bit of a killer. Still I won't lose faith in them, they certainly haven't considered the possibility they won't win any game this postseason.
Called strike (94.6 mph sinker)Called strike (87.2 mph changeup)Foul (78.2 mph curveball)Swinging strike (80.5 mph curveball)
Nick Castellanos strikes out swinging.
Ball (95.6 mph sinker)Foul (94.8 mph sinker)Ball (95.7 mph sinker)Foul (96.9 mph sinker)Ball (81.3 mph curveball)Ball in dirt (79.8 mph curveball)
Alec Bohm walks.
Foul (77.9 mph curveball)Foul tip (96. mph sinker)Pickoff Attempt 1BCalled strike (80.2 mph curveball)
Jean Segura called out on strikes.
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